Ben Northrop


Decisions and software development


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As mentioned in the benchmarks, across all projects measured, the average score was 51. These projects are:

Open Source Project Lines of Code (NCSS) Complexity Score Copy-Paste Score Cruft4J Score
Hibernate JPA API 1,945 2 3 5
JUnit 14,212 6 6 12
Apache Commons Proxy 2,483 12 5 17
Hibernate Metamodel Gen 4,005 14 3 17
Apache Commons Configuration 28,262 12 8 20
Apache AntUnit 2,123 16 5 21
HibernateOGM 12,152 16 5 21
Apache Commons Primitives 19,790 6 16 22
Apache ECS 18,797 3 19 22
Hibernate Shards 13,116 6 17 23
NoteLab 14,320 20 4 24
Apache Droids 3,765 15 10 25
Hibernate Search 54,288 13 14 27
Apache Commons Discovery 1,720 20 6 26
Apache Commons VFS 17,610 21 7 28
Apache Commons JCI 3,731 13 15 28
Apache Commons DBCP 12,708 16 12 28
Apache Commons FileUpload 2,957 23 7 30
PMD 39,001 25 6 31
Apache Ivy 12,460 26 5 31
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I believe that software development is fundamentally about making decisions, and so this is what I write about (mostly). I've been building software for about 20 years now, as a developer, tech lead, and architect. I have two degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, most recently one in philosophy (thesis here). I live in Pittsburgh, PA with my wife, 3 energetic boys, and dog. Subscribe here or write me at ben dot northrop at gmail dot com.

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